I read with interest your editorial comment (DW 3 October) How can we get the right experience?
Sadly, design studios do look for experience, not creativity. You can go to art school for years, but you’ve either got it or you haven’t.
I’ve never had a day’s training in my life, I run my own design business, use a PC rather than a Mac and Corel Draw and Photoshop not Quark, or Freehand, so I’m what some design studios regard as a “self-trained oik”. But, alone, I turn over 250 000 a year and earn 100 000+ pa. Experience makes people useful but not unique.
The Studio 36 Design Partnership
Buckinghamshire HP17 8QJ